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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport SUV - Consumer Reviews

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Thought it would be a good SUV but....
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By al2113
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport SUV Hard Top 2WD 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I really liked it at first. The first and second gear ratios are awefull. You just cant get through them without jerking the car around. Its so cheaply built. I did have fun with it, although it was way underpowered ( I thought I was gonna die going up huge hills.) But then When i was trying to switch lane (with those horrible blind spots) it took me a little too long to make sure it was clear and I ended up REAR ENDING A CAR! THEN THE CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE INSTANTLY AND INCINERATED EVERYTHING WITHIN MINUTES AS IF SOMEONE USED A FLAMETHROWER ON IT FOR 15 MINUTES STRAIGHT. I don't even know what to think of this vehicle.


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Great Truck But Check Transmission!
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By taylor
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport SUV Soft Top 2WD 2dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This has been a great truck for us. The only thing about this truck is the transmission oil has no dipstick. You cannot check the fluid level or color from the under the hood, the truck has to be on a lift. So when we bought it used, about 3 months later the transmission started to jerk and we took it in to get serviced. It had about 55,000 miles on it and the mechanic told us the transmission had never been serviced and needed to be replaced. Of course he was a crook so we took it someplace else. They made repairs on it that cost around $500 so we got away pretty lucky. No problems since and it has been a great car. Just make sure to get the transmission checked out before you buy used!


Best Features

Love the soft top on a warm, sunny day! Also the front is hard so you can have the soft top down and roll the windows up and not get blow away like you do in a convertible. Good clearance and very reliable.


Worst Features

Have a transmission dipstick accessible under the hood!


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Best little car/truck
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By sandi
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport SUV V6 Soft Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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Super great car/truck - wider than most in this class feels like larger suv. Handles great, fun in the sun when the back comes down but you feel the safety with the front being a solid roof. Gas mileage is a downer. Blind spots are a problem. Needs a light near the ignition too. Have gone off road a few times and have had a blast. Highly recommend.


Best Features

convertible top


Worst Features

better gas mileage. fix blind spots, light near ignition.


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well it LOOKED good on the deal's lot
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By mary
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport SUV V6 Hard Top 2WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)


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i will never buy another isuzu. cd player is worthless, poor gas milage, little things (rear window wiper, door latch, etc) fall apart very easy. i was very very disappointed with the isuzu rodeo sport.


Best Features

my favorite feature? ,,,,i'm getting rid of it


Worst Features

make it easier to add transmission fluid. WHO'S IDEA WAS THAT?!?!?!?


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outstanding!
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By suziesuzu
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport SUV V6 Hard Top 4WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had this vehicle for 90+ thousand miles and no problems except one ... seems a small gasket on the transmission was leaking fluid. No big deal and no damage incurred after driving it for a week before noticing the leak. Fun to drive. Not bad mileage, for an suv and 4wd. I've had Chevy, Ford, and Chryslers, never go back! Although a bit tight to get in the back seat, very fun to drive in the snow or the twisties on the dry.


Best Features

Looks great, performs well, excellent pick-up, very reliable.


Worst Features

None.


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